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BOOK REVIEW | Above Parr: Memoirs From A Canadian Child Prodigy

By Robin Roger on January 4, 2017

Above Parr: Memoir of a Child Prodigy, Toronto pianist Patricia Parr struggles to convey her emotionally deprived but materially privileged upbringing despite a certain vacancy of memory that is the legacy of her childhood.
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EDITORIAL | Ho Ho No? : The Problem With Christmas Music Programming (Part Two)

By Robin Roger on December 2, 2016

Christmas Music in a Multicultural World — how do non-Christian music lovers get through December? (Part Two)
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EDITORIAL | Oh No No? : The Problem With Christmas Music Programming (Part One)

By Robin Roger on November 30, 2016

Christmas Music in a Multicultural World — how do non-Christian music lovers get through December? (Part One)
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INTERVIEW | Joel Ivany On The Transformation of Mazzoleni Hall: Cendrillon

By Robin Roger on November 17, 2016

Joel Ivany transforms a prosaic venue into an Enlightenment Salon for this 19th-century Version of Cinderella.
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FEATURE | Piano Duo Celebrate 40 Years Of Musical Alchemy

By Robin Roger on November 14, 2016

Have pianos, will travel. James Anagnoson And Leslie Kinton reach a 40-year summit the only way they know how, in step together.
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FEATURE | COC Opera Chorus Sing Along Separates The Karaoke Crowd From The Opera Lovers

By Robin Roger on November 2, 2016

When I arrived early for the COC Opera Chorus Sing-Along, several opera lovers were already occupying the benches around the perimeter of the Four Seasons Box Office, chatting about their opera going experiences, their singing backgrounds, nervously asking each other whether they’d done this before, whether they’d had voice lessons, and pre-emptively asserting their lack of ability....
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IDEAS | What Glenn Gould Taught Steve Jobs About Human Creativity

By Robin Roger on October 19, 2016

Joshua Cohen from Apple University offers a brilliant lesson in the perception of musical detail in Glenn Gould's iconic interpretation of The Goldberg Variations.
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SCRUTINY | Strings, Flute, Clarinet And Harp Combine In A Perfect Musical Recipe

By Robin Roger on October 6, 2016

With all the ingredients in place, Westwood Concerts cooks up a musical feast at Gallery 345.
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FEATURE | Back To School For Elite Musicians

By Robin Roger on September 13, 2016

“You’re young and fearless, but you need to be aware that physical and mental stress is part of what we do," says James Anagnoson, Dean of the Glenn Gould School.
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FEATURE | TSM Community Academy:  A Peak Experience

By Robin Roger on August 12, 2016

Toronto Summer Music Community Academy participant Robin Roger looks into a new book by the inventor of the 10,000-hour rule, which explains techniques for developing mastery of any skill.
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